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Peter Luger- Steak for 2 vs. for 3 vs, for 4 Debate???


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Peter Luger- Steak for 2 vs. for 3 vs, for 4 Debate???

steakrules85 | Apr 5, 2009 07:36 PM

OK, anyone who has read my posts knows my infatuation with Peter Luger so I wanted to just let everyone know I have been there several times and am a Luger "veteran" *yes credit card owner and all*. However, I just wanted to find out some information on the whole Steak for 2 vw 3 vs 4 debate since I always order the steak for two. Everyone has said for years that the steak for two is the absolute best cut, and I never stray from that. However, in about a month I am taking a bunch of guys from my family who have never been to Peter Luger (Yes, I know such a tragedy!!!) and after hearing me raveeeeeeee about it forever they are psyched about going. Being the Luger "afficionado" I will be in charge of ordering for the table. Here is the conundrum: We will be about 8 or 9 people and everyone likes their steak differently. It will go something like this.... 3 people like medium rare, 3 medium, 2 medium well, and myself the only one who likes its BLOODY RARE. I know for myself what I will be ordering- the porterhouse for two just for me.... but for everyone else???

Is the porterhouse for three really that much worse than for two and what exactly is it--- a combination of the porterhouse for two and the single sirloin steak?? That is my guess. And what about the steak for four?? Isn't that just two porterhouses for two?? I was just thinking the best case scenario would be instead of ordering a porterhouse for 3 to just order 2 porterhouses for 2 for the parties of 3 who like it all cooked the same way. I know it would be much easier to just tell them to get porterhouse for three but I want to give them the best aND TRUEST Luger experience...So in essence this is how it would work out....

Porterhouse for 2 BLOODY RARE for me
2 Porterhouses for 2 for the 3 who want it medium rare
2 Porterhouses for 2 for the 3 who want it medium
Porterhouse for 2 for the 2 that want it medium well

Overall- 6 porterhouse for 2's for 9 people... instead of getting 2 porterhouse for twos and 2 porterhouse for threes. Or is the porterhouse for three just fine. What are your thoughts??

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